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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, February 20 2010 @ 10:36 AM EST (Read 54696 times)  
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Kermode Web Cam

Apollo is the first ever hibernating Spirit Bear captured on live Cam

An article from CBC News states:
A couple from the community of Rosswood installed the webcam after they discovered the den while hiking early last year.
It took about a year of technical challenges before they managed to get the camera working and live-streaming video onto the internet, said co-discoverer Stephanie Waymen.
Waymen said she called the B.C. Environment Ministry to let staff there know about the camera.
Large-carnivore specialist Tony Hamilton advised her to ensure it's not a female bear, which could abandon her cubs if she notices the camera, Waymen said.
The couple believes it's a male bear, and have named the animal Apollo.
The kermode is a member of the black bear family but has a recessive gene that causes its fur to appear white or cream coloured. It's found only in B.C.'s north and central coast areas.
Rosswood is about 729 kilometres north of Vancouver, or about 1,400 kilometres by road.

The cam live streams during daylight hours...approx 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. BC west coast time.

Links to cam: index.php?topic=SpiritBear

For more stories about Apollo visit http://bcspiritbear.com/

General location of Rosswood, courtesy of Wikipedia:
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All screen captures used are copyright of bcspiritbear.com and used with their permission.
Our thanks go to Stephanie Waymen


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By: nightowl (offline) on Saturday, February 20 2010 @ 01:55 PM EST  
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Thanks for setting this up, Judy. Grin

Right now, there's 120 viewers watching Apollo sleep. How kewl is that? Left thumb up

The cam seems to be buffering quite a bit, so hopefully they get those issues worked out soon.

Here's a link to more information on the Kermode aka Spirit Bear...

http://www.bearlife.org/kermode-bear.html


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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, February 20 2010 @ 02:48 PM EST  
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Interesting information nightowl.
Maybe you would like to add it to our Kermode - General Discussion area so that we have it for future reference.
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11:51 a.m.
The cam is still buffering and Apollo hasn't moved much.
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By: nightowl (offline) on Saturday, February 20 2010 @ 03:15 PM EST  
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Good idea, Judy. I will add it over there now.

Thanks for the s'cap. Grin Apollo sure is a cutie! love


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By: jkr (offline) on Saturday, February 20 2010 @ 05:43 PM EST  
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2:41 pm
Apollo has turned completely around since I checked in this morning.
Cam is still buffering badly.
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By: terrytvgal (offline) on Saturday, February 20 2010 @ 05:50 PM EST  
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Has anyone told David about this? I'm sure he'd be VERY interested in this.


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By: Anonymous: Hélène () on Saturday, February 20 2010 @ 06:02 PM EST  
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Wow! That is so cool! How exciting to watch a Spirit Bear. Smile
Thank for posting. Left thumb up





       
   
By: nightowl (offline) on Sunday, February 21 2010 @ 02:59 AM EST  
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